Joe’s Animation


This clever and funny animation about Bramley Baths was made by Joe aged 13. Thank you to the-very-talented Joe, for what he taught himself to do with his games console, and to his Mum for posting this here. If any of you reading this knows someone at Aardman – they should know about Joe…!


Gardening Group Begins

Pauline's Pots

The fledgling gardening group, some experienced, some novices, and some very young helpers met up on Saturday 27 July to spend a rain-free hour planting a selection of young veg and fruit plants in the garden at Bramley Baths. Donated by Sassy Divas and All Hands On Deck; pumpkin for Halloween, rhubarb to refer to Bramley’s history, beans, courgette, strawberries, and three types of mint (who knew there were different flavors of mint?) grown at B Whiteley’s Farm in Pudsey – orange mint, chocolate mint, spearmint…..

The big Albenga tomatoes are ripening (and starting to look like prize-winners to us!) in their pots on the balcony and lots of people have pitched in to keep them watered. Basil seeds have been added to see how they fair in the hothouse around the pool. It’s easy to help water the tomatoes, just check the blackboard, and if it hasn’t been ticked off for the day yet, give them a drink.  Help yourselves to the ripe ones, they’re there for everyone to enjoy.

A lovely laid-back start to something we hope more people will enjoy getting involved with. If you’re interested in joining in, volunteering can be as much or as little as you like – and novices like me, are already learning alot from experienced gardeners like Pauline, Alison, Marie and Kevin. Email if you’re interested.


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Fitness Class Update

The Recreation Room is currently closed for maintenance today, which means that classes on Thurs 25 July won’t be taking place. Please call to check before travelling tomorrow (Fri 26 July) 0113 214 6000 or check in to the Bramley Baths Facebook page, where day-to-day information and news updates is posted. (You don’t have to be a member of facebook to see the page.). Thanks.

Growing the Garden – Saturday 27 July 11.30am

Image of cherry tomatoes

Our first communal crop of tomatoes – ripened in the sun and heat of the balcony overlooking the pool and watered by you and other people visiting the Baths. Thank you for making them grow and please pick your own next time you’re in.

Come and plant some edibles in the garden at Bramley Baths – Saturday 27 July, 11.30am-12.30pm. 

There’s been some interest from volunteers in developing the planted areas at Bramley Baths to make the space more welcoming and enjoyable for people in the area to use – a garden by the community for the community. The ideas so far include growing fruit and veg that people could pick and eat, sharing gardening tips,  showing kids how to grow things and how to support bees, birds and other wildlife, and experimenting with growing edibiles on the balcony around the pool. Other ideas include upcycling old wooden beach chair frames, with new canvas seats made or decorated by local people, craft and school groups, and having games and toys available for families to use.

A group of Friends have begun to discuss some ideas and would love to involve other people. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm – and you can give a little time, or lots of time -it’s up to you. One idea talked about was to maintain the garden using a self-organizing model that Tamsin Constable suggested, having visited Swillington Farm – which enables people to check a noticeboard for current jobs needed doing in the garden. This approach means people can do as little or as much as they’re able to, drop in on your way to the shops, or spend 10 minutes watering with the family after swimming lessons…We loved the ethos of this and of sharing the results together.

If you’re interested, some of the garden volunteers will be potting out plants that have been donated by Sassy Divas following a brilliant talk they organised in Bramley by Incredible Edible Todmorden, and All Hands On Deck. 

When: Saturday at 11.30am-12.30pm                                                                         Where: Bramley Baths garden.If you’d like to join in, find out more about people’s ideas and contribute your own ideas to making the garden grow…come along! Bring a trowell if you can. Everyone’s welcome for 5 minutes or 60 minutes!

And if you know anyone who might like to donate an old wooden beach chair that other volunteers could upcycle for people to use in the garden, please email – or pop along on Saturday.

Friends Social Group – Make it your own…

This Thursday 18 July at 7pm, come and get involved in the first meeting of the new Friends Social Group. It’s early days, so you can shape it, chat about it, and make it your own. The idea is to get some friends together who have a shared interest in producing social activities and events run by the Friends, for the Friends…

Come along and see if this is something you’d like to be part of.

Thurs 18 July, 7pm, Bramley Baths Recreation Room.

Summer Holidays at Bramley Baths

Summer - Kids Inflatable

Photo by Lizzie Coombes

The new summer holidays programme has tons of activities for kids that won’t break the bank. Come for a swim, leap off the kids inflatable, try an improvers swimming course, race your mates on the treadmill or join in with one of our NEW holiday classes, including Street Dance for 12-18 year olds (£3), and Circus Skills (£5) or Soccer Skills (£3) classes (for 4-12 year olds). Give us a call on 0113 214 6000 or call in to book a class. The kids Inflatable will be in the pool 4 times a week throughout the school holidays from 29 July-1 September, every Mon, Wed, Fri 1.30-2.30pm and on Saturdays, 12.45pm-1.45pm.

Here’s the SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAMME 2013 – download a copy or pick one up from reception.